Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sleeveless belted tunic reaching from the shoulder to the knee, formerly worn by schoolgirls.
- ‘In those days, the young students didn't wear nylon tracksuits and trainers, but gymslips and plimsolls.’
- ‘But here is a question: ‘Does anyone know who the girl in the second row wearing the dark gymslip is?’’
- ‘There's no way I'm going to do a Haslam and start wearing pigtails and gymslips and having my gloves sewn on to a piece of elastic inside my coat.’
- ‘Miss Hopper was wearing her original gymslip and sash from her school in Askrigg, and had borrowed a matching blazer.’
- ‘Her gymslip was neatly pleated over a well-developed bosom, which again was not the case with me.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.